Solar hot water and the missing washing machine
Posted by Alister Scott on 9 March 2012 at 10:20 am
Ten years ago we installed solar hot water heating. It's been great, particularly as energy prices have gone up.
When we did it, I had one professor of environmental policy (who shall remain nameless) look down his nose at me and say "but surely it'll never be economic?" That was telling - talk about economists knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing!
Anyway, I digress. Last year we needed to replace our war horse of a washing machine - 20 years and counting - and could find not a single machine that would accept hot water.
As more and more people install solar, surely there is a gap in the market for a maker that recognises that people will want to use their free hot water from the sun? Any thoughts welcome.
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About the author: Alister Scott is co-Founder of enablingcatalysts.com
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